Kickstarted: Munich ‘72 The Visual Output of Otl Aicher's Dept. XI
There have been a number of books on designer Otl Aicher but to date, none have provided a detailed account of the 1972 Munich Olympics and Aicher’s design team, Dept. XI, or the full and breathtaking scope of their outputs; not just print and the sports and info pictograms, but apparel, signage, stadium decoration, cityscapes, the official mascot Waldi, and the souvenirs. Well, this is about to change.
Following 3 years of research, the first in-depth book on the '72 Munich Games design team and the breathtaking scope of their outputs. The book is researched, written, designed and published by Mark Holt, co-founder of London’s internationally acclaimed design studio, 8vo, and co-editor and co-publisher of the typography journal, Octavo.
The successfully funded publication will be printed mid-September and available exclusively to Kickstarter pledgers in mid-November 2019, a few weeks prior to general release and launch.
50 years on from the Munich Games project it’s time for such a publication, for the story to be finally told. Learn more here.